This module can only be taken as a Standalone Short Course.
This course provides an academic perspective on the nature and role of key international security and defence organisations and the importance of culture and place as a context for leadership.
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
What you will learn• Describe the key players in the global security and defence arena and their inter-relationships,
• Critically evaluate the contemporary developments and disputes concerning the nature of strategic cultural analysis and its relevance to leadership,
• Define the role of ‘bureaucratic culture’ in the development and implementation of national security policy,
• Reflect upon and critique the utility of cultural analysis, and a range of other analytical tools, for the purposes of wider strategic planning,
• Compare and contrast the role of different academic disciplines to the analysis of culture,
• Apply different decision-making approaches across a range of different contexts,
• Undertake relevant strategic analysis (underpinned by a strong cultural element) of a wider security or defence organisation, a bilateral government ministry or country defence department, of their choice, using appropriate conceptual frameworks
Core content• Key bilateral and multilateral stakeholders,
• Bureaucratic, administrative and legal challenges to strategic leadership in guiding the development of national security strategy,
• The role of culture and international political economy on strategic planning and international interventions,
• Decision-making frameworks: methodologies supporting different leadership styles in a range of multinational contexts,
• Culture as an important driver of transitional change.
Location and travel
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